Raising funds for the The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal Fund

Founded in memory of the late David Adams, whose life was prolonged by The Royal Marsden after his initial diagnosis of leukaemia.

 

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is currently raising £70 million to build the Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in Sutton, due to be opened this autumn.

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The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal

The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal Fund was founded in memory of the late David Adams, whose life was prolonged by The Royal Marsden for two years after his initial diagnosis of leukaemia. During those two years, he raised many thousands of pounds for the hospital and his efforts have since been continued by his family and friends.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is currently raising £70 million to build the Oak Cancer Centre at The Royal Marsden in Sutton, due to be opened this autumn. This new facility will include a state-of-the-art haemato- oncology unit for which we are delighted to help raise money. The new unit within the Oak Cancer Centre will ensure that patients with blood cancers can receive the very best treatment and care, and make it possible for patients to be seen in an environment specifically suited to their clinical needs.

This exciting new centre will mean that The Royal Marsden is able to see thousands more patients each year. Your generous support and contributions towards this hugely ambitious project are greatly appreciated.

Our Mission

To Enable State-Of-The-Art Facilities And Treatment For Children, Adolescents And Adults With Leukaemia

Our Highights

  • Raised over 1.5 million pounds

  • We have funded two vital research posts (Dr Bhawna Sirohi, who was recently awarded the UK’s highest academic honour of Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians. And Dr Matthew Jenner who has gone on to be the clinical lead for haematology at University Hospital Southampton).
  • The David Adams Nurses’ Library, which is part of the School of Cancer Nursing at The Royal Marsden, was established in 2003 and named after David in recognition of our support to the hospital. As well as purchasing books and equipment within the library, we now award a prize to a nurse who has excelled whilst undertaking post
    graduate studies.
  • The state-of-the-art Centre for Molecular Pathology was opened with our help in 2013. It is a dedicated diagnostic and research centre that continues to provide a better understanding of each person’s disease, thus allowing personalised treatments for patients.
  • We helped fund the Haemato-Oncology Unit which was fully modernised in 2010.
  • We have supported the Cancer Genetics project, which led to the establishment of the Translational Genomics Laboratory, which is delivering gene testing to cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond. It analyses individual genetic information to optimise the treatment of cancer patients and their families.
  • Mandie Adams McGuire, our chairman, received an MBE from the Queen at Windsor Castle for her services to charity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014. This is a mark of the incredible dedication all of the committee have shown.

  • In 2015 we were proud to fund the purchase of a cell separator, a much needed piece of equipment, which will aid the research and treatment into Leukaemia and other blood cancers. This important new machine will further advance cancer diagnosis, treatment and patient care, so we were delighted to be able to handover a cheque of £50,000 to Cally Palmer, the Marsden’s CEO at our Grace Ball.
  • Each year we bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the Leukaemia unit by funding the patients’ Christmas party and gifts. In the children’s unit, we provide prizes to all the children that enter our annual Christmas card competition.
Our Events

Raising money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

We raise funds through our many events during the year.

Upcoming events

upcoming events

11th November 2022 5-8:30pm

Cocktail Party and Art Exhibition

Launch of online art auction in aid of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Institute of the Contemporary arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

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upcoming events

19th November 2022

The Great Gatsby Grace Ball 2022

The Hurlingham Club

In aid of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

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upcoming events

Royal Marsden Cancer Charity: Silent Benefit Auction 2022

Nov 21, 2022 • 5:00pm GMT

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Our SPONSORS

We have been extremely lucky to have received sponsorship from the organisations below.
If you or your organisation are interested in working with us in the future, please do get in touch via the form below or see our contact details here

Get in Touch

Do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

Mandie Adams McGuire  
Chairman                                             
Email: info@davidadamsleukaemiaappeal.org                  

St Mary’s Church Hall
Church Street
Twickenham
TW1 3NJ

Tel: 07870194018